Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on November 4th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
RACHET & CLANK
In 2003, Rachet & Clank released on the PlayStation 2. This 3D platform video game follows the adventures of Ratchet, a Lombax mechanic, and Clank, a sentient robot, as they travel through the Bogon Galaxy, collecting weapons and gadgets, and fighting against the evil MegaCorp.
Nerdy Fact: The game had a secret mini-game called Insomniac Museum, which was a virtual museum that showcased various prototypes, concepts, and unused features from the game’s development. The player could access it by either completing the game 100%, or by using a special teleporter at a specific time.
In 2016, Doctor Strange premiered in theaters. This is a movie about a brilliant but arrogant surgeon who learns the secrets of magic and mysticism after a car accident that ruins his hands.
Nerdy Fact: In the movie, Doctor Strange uses a relic called the Eye of Agamotto, which contains an Infinity Stone. In the comics, the Eye is not an Infinity Stone, but a powerful artifact that can manipulate time and show the truth.
In 2022, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story premiered on the Roku Channel. This American biographical parody film satirizes the life and career of the famous accordionist and parody songwriter, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic.
Nerdy Fact: The movie had its origins as a parody trailer in 2013, produced by Funny or Die, starring Aaron Paul as Yankovic. It featured several of the same plot points.